Key West man tells cop 'I thought cocaine wasn't illegal in Florida'

Key West man tells cop 'I thought cocaine wasn't illegal in Florida'

KEY WEST, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Key West man Guy Lanchester tells Officer Darnell Sealy, "I don't understand -- I thought cocaine wasn't illegal in Florida" during arrest for possession.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
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Naked man tries to hide in stranger's home

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A man fleeing from police in Florida shocked two women when he burst into a stranger's home wearing only his socks, witnesses said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.
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Skaggs, Hornsby team up for bluegrass set

NASHVILLE, March 20 (UPI) -- It took several years for Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby to realize their dream of making a bluegrass album together.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.
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Writer picked for Rick James bio movie

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Sheldon Turner has been signed to write the script for "Super Freak," a movie about colorful U.S. funk singer Rick James.

Beatfreakz told to remove Superman logo

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Dutch band Beatfreakz has been told to remove an apparent Superman logo from its Web site and the cover of its current top 10 single, "Superfreak."

Rick James' gravestone erected

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A black granite monument that marks funk legend Rick James' burial spot has been set up in Forest Lawn, N.Y., the Buffalo News said Sunday.

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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2006 with 333 to follow.
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Rick James' famous name hurts campaign

HATTIESBURG, Miss., April 13 (UPI) -- A Hattiesburg, Miss., city council hopeful with a famous name says his campaign signs are being stolen by local fans of another Rick James.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2005 with 333 to follow.
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Hollywood mourned passings in 2004

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The roster of entertainment-industry notables who died in 2004 included acting icon Marlon Brando, musical genius Ray Charles, "Superman" Christopher Reeve, com
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Rick James' body had nine drugs in it

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Funk legend Rick James had as many as nine drugs in his body when he died earlier this month in California, E! Online reported Friday.

Cause of death unknown for Rick James

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An autopsy performed on the body of Rick James, who died in his sleep, revealed no specific cause of death for the U.S. funk singer, E! Online said Tuesday.

Singer Rick James dies at 56

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Singer Rick James, best known for the 1981 funk classic "Super Freak," was found dead Friday at his home in Los Angeles, police said. He was 56.

Dave Chappelle gets $50 million deal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Dave Chappelle has signed a deal with Comedy Central worth a reported $50 million, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Jay-Z, Rick James to get ASCAP awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. recording artists Jay-Z and Rick James have been chosen to receive special ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills.

Movie biography of Rick James planned

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Plans are under way in Hollywood for a movie based on funk star Rick James' autobiography, "Memoirs of a Super Freak," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Motown TV special is mini-family reunion

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and the Four Tops are among the acts who have reunited to celebrate 45 years of Motown music in an upcoming U.S. TV special.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2004 with 334 to follow.
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Feature: The shaky music industry

The shaky condition of the music industry -- challenged by diminishing sales and Internet downloading -- is a primary topic among those attending the annual South By Southwest music festival and conference last week. But Grammy-winning producer Dani

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2003 with 333 to follow.
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